Haystack Announces 2024 Public Programs Series

  • May 09, 2024

Issued: May 8, 2024

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Haystack Announces 2024 Public Programs Series

Throughout the summer, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts invites the community to visit the Deer Isle campus for our 2024 Public Program Series. 

"Haystack has just completed a winter and spring of exciting new public programs, and as the days get longer we look forward to again welcoming a cohort of the most compelling and innovative voices in art, craft, and design to Deer Isle this summer,” says Perry Price, Executive Director. “We have a long tradition of inviting the community to join us in learning from these incredible artists and eagerly look forward to a sensational series of public presentations for 2024."

Coinciding with each of our summer sessions, Haystack faculty, visiting artists, studio assistants, and Fab Lab residents share their inspirations, ideas, and work. These presentations take place in the Gateway Auditorium (89 Haystack School Drive, Deer Isle, Maine) and are free and open to the public.

Public campus tours are held June–August every Wednesday at 1:00 PM. Tour admission is $5 per adult, and pre-registration is required. To sign up for a campus tour, visit haystack-mtn.org/visit.

Join participants and faculty at the end of each session for a self-guided Walk-Through of the studios and campus. Studios will be open with faculty and participant work on display. Walk-Throughs occur on the last Thursday of each session from 4:00-5:30 pm. 

End-of-Session Auctions will adopt a new format this year. A Silent Auction will be open throughout the duration of the Walk-Through with final bids and wrap up scheduled for 5:30 pm. Auction proceeds benefit Haystack’s scholarship/fellowships and studio improvements.

Public Programs Schedule


Monday, June 10 at 7:00 PM
Otto von Busch, Visiting Artist;
Keith Simpson, Fab Lab Resident.

Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 PM
Addoley Dzegede, Fiber;
Haley Woodward, Blacksmithing;
Julia Haft-Candell, Ceramics.

Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 PM
Natasha Bowdoin, Graphics;
Vivian Chiu, Wood;
Jillian Moore, Metals.

Monday, June 17 at 4:30 PM
Session 1 Studio Assistants Presentations.

Monday, June 24 at 7:00 PM
Elliot Clapp, Fab Lab Resident;
Arthur Hash, Metals.

Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 PM
Sarah Hussaini, Ceramics;
Susie Brandt, Fiber
Alexandria Carrion, Blacksmithing.

Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 PM
Christine Wong Yap, Graphics
Chloris Lowe, Wood

Monday, July 1 at 4:30 PM
Session 2 Studio Assistants Presentations.

Monday, July 15 at 7:00 PM
jina valentine, Visiting Artist;
Lara Henderson, Fab Lab Resident.

Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 PM 
Stephan Hillerbrand, Graphics;
Marc Maiorana, Blacksmithing;
Stacy Motte, Wood.

Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 PM
Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Ceramics;
Molly Haynes, Fiber/Weaving;
Sarah “Spee” Parker, Metals.

Monday, July 22 at 4:30 PM 
Session 3 Studio Assistants Presentations.

Monday, July 29 at 7:00 PM
Tanya Aguiñiga, Visiting Artist;
Catie Newell, Fab Lab Resident.

Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 PM
Nathan Willever, Ceramics;
Victoria Manganiello, Fiber;
Nicole Yi Messier, Graphics.

Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 PM
Anna Lehner, Glass;
Scott McGlasson, Wood;
April Wood Metals.

Monday, August 5 at 4:30 PM 
Session 4 Studio Assistants Presentations.

Monday, August 12 at 7:00 PM 
Ling-Lin Ku, Fab Lab Resident;
Paolo Arao + Gregory Beson, Wood.

Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00 PM
Victoria Ashley Shaheen, Ceramics;
Davin K. Ebanks, Glass;
Kenya Miles, Fiber.

Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00 PM
Lanecia A. Rouse, Graphics;
Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Metals.

Monday, August 19 at 4:30 PM
Session 5 Studio Assistants Presentations.

Monday, August 26 at 7:00 PM 
Christa Westbrook, Glass;
Malene Djenaba Barnett, Ceramics;
Kate Hawes, Wood;
Jeannette Ralyea-Watson, Fab Lab Resident.

Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00 PM
Lynnette D. Youson, Fiber/Basketry;
Jenny Brillhart, Graphics;
Harlan W. Butt, Metals.

Wednesday, August 28 at 4:30 PM
Session 6 Studio Assistants Presentations.

Visit haystack-mtn.org/visit for detailed descriptions of Public Programs.

Campus Tours

Dates: Wednesdays: June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 3, July 17, July 31, August 7, August 14, August 21, August 28
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Address: 89 Haystack School Drive, Deer Isle, Maine

Tour participants will need to navigate uneven terrain and many stairs. Out of respect for workshop participants, the tours do not enter studios or other buildings. For safety, the buildings and shoreline are closed to visitors. Dogs (and other pets) are not permitted on tours or other campus visits.

Studio Walk-Throughs and End-of-Session Auctions

Dates: Thursdays: June 20, July 4, July 25, August 8, August 22, August 29
Location: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Address: 89 Haystack School Drive, Deer Isle, Maine
Studio Walk-Through: 4:00–5:30 PM
End-of-Session Auction: Silent Auction open throughout Walk-Through; Final bids and wrap up at 5:30 PM

Please note that while the studios are open to the public during the campus Walk-Through, the dining hall is only open to staff and program participants.

About Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. Founded in 1950 as a research and studio program in the arts, Haystack offers one and two-week studio workshops to participants of all skill levels as well as the two-week Open Studio Residency program, exhibitions, tours, auctions, artist presentations, and shorter workshops for Maine residents and high school students. The award-winning campus was designed by noted American architect, Edward Larrabee Barnes, and opened in 1961 when the school relocated to Deer Isle.



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Kate Lochner

89 Haystack School Drive
Deer Isle  ME  04672